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Body of Missing Boater Found on Rainy Lake in Canada

Posted at: 10/26/2012 10:00 AM
Updated at: 10/26/2012 3:31 PM

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Authorities have located the body of a missing boater on Rainy Lake north of Fort Frances, Ont.

John Cochrane, 43, of the Mitaanjigaming First Nation left to harvest firewood on Wednesday afternoon and didn't return home.  His boat was found overturned Thursday evening on Stanijikoming Bay.

Searchers recovered Cochrane's body late Friday morning.  Foul play is not suspected.  A post mortem examination is scheduled to take place in Kenora on Monday.

Officers of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police and Treaty Three Police Services were assisted by civilians in the search.